December 25, 2018
Small crossover SUVs are growing in popularity. Most perform the tasks that their owners expect from providing a little better view of the road to having a touch of extra space in the back. However, the 2019 Mini Countryman does everything that most car buyers want and more.
Inside the vehicle, drivers are sure to notice that it seems a bit more upscale than the Mini Hardtop model. The Countryman is entertaining to drive. In fact, the hybrid powertrain features plenty of thrust and has the kind of quick start that gives drivers confidence. During testing, the crossover reached a speed of 60 miles per hour in a mere 6.4 seconds. It also handles extremely well out on the road.
The 2019 Mini Countryman comes with automatic climate control, and buyers can purchase the vehicle with a panoramic sunroof. The vehicle’s seats are thick and supportive while the overall ride quality is good even when buyers upgrade their vehicle with 18-inch wheels and run-flat tires. The car maker has done a good job of keeping road noise to a minimum. This is a crossover that comes with rear vents, making it perfect for those who have kids that need air blowing on them to ride in comfort.
Mini’s Countryman comes with thoughtful design elements. For instance, when drivers move the steering wheel for the best driving comfort, the instrument panel shifts with it. The vehicle has comfortable armrests, and the front controls are well positioned.
The crossover’s height is ideal. When drivers step into the vehicle, they won’t fall into the seat like people tend to do when getting into low riding automobiles. Drivers can shift the seats forward, backward and up or down. This option makes it easier to find the best driving angle and position. The Mini Countryman has plenty of headroom and legroom. Also, the front seatbacks are scalloped to give backseat riders additional knee room.
As far as technology goes, there’s plenty of it with the 2019 Countryman. A rearview camera and parking sensors are standard with the vehicle. It also comes with a central display touchscreen infotainment unit. Car buyers can get the crossover with an automated parking system. Mini equipped the vehicle with smartphone integration and Bluetooth. The vehicle’s occupants will also have access to two USB ports as well as a wireless charger.
Mini is offering a variety of engines with the Countryman. Buyers can choose from a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a hybrid.
Those who buy the 2019 Mini Countryman will have a crossover with a high-end interior and plenty of exterior styling. The vehicle may be manufactured by Mini, but it has a big personality, one that drivers are sure to love.